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The coat revealed

Without further ado, here is my coat. Awefully difficult to photograph. I made most of the photos lighter to show some details, but still hard to see.

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I’m quite impressed by the fit of this coat. The only thing I changed was to take in a little at the center back seam at waist level, I made no other changes. I indicated that I wanted my sleeves longer and they are the perfect length.

As the instructions are not helpful I would not recommend this pattern if you don’t have a lot of experience in jacket or coat making, but if you have it’s a great pattern. Remember to check the pocket position if you’re not tall (as I said in a previous post they were much too low for my friend’s coat originally).

The extra layer for warmth is wonderful, it started freezing here and I’ve worn it already. Very, very comfortable.

My next project will be a bit less complicated (I think).


  1. How wonderful! It's a lovely coat with a great fit. Your topstitching looks perfect, nice work.

    I've used a few of the customized Bootstrap Fashion patterns (they're the same company - I think) and the patterns are indeed well drafted and are certainly inexpensive to try. The instructions are, as you say, unhelpful but if you can sew they're workable. You're inspiring me to try another pattern.

  2. That's a gorgeous coat! I'm in the middle of one I must finish, just got to wrestle some lining and hand-buttonholes into place.

  3. Ik zie de details goed hoor, vind het een schitterende jas geworden.
    Hier ga je vast heel veel plezier van hebben nu het winter is.

  4. Its lovely, love the pattern and your top stitching - perfection!

  5. Such a wonderful coat Sigrid! That topstitching really is superb, and the fit looks perfect.

  6. Sigrid, its perfect! How wonderful to have finished it in time for the start of Winter, such a stylish abd well fitting coat.

  7. Such gorgeous lines! You'll be wearing this coat for years. Perfect.

  8. Perfect! You are soooooooo the coat maker!

  9. Perfect! You are soooooooo the coat maker!

  10. Beautiful coat and workmanship! I've been following along and greatly appreciate all your sewing expertise.

  11. Wow, wow, wow! Sigrid. This is GORGEOUS! The details are incredible!

  12. Just beautiful work, as usual. I love this coat and all the fabulous details. Bravo!

  13. Lovely - you can see from your photos just how happy you are with it. Does it have 'favourite coat' status already?

  14. Spectacular coat!!! Your details are gorgeous and you are deservedly proud of this fantastic result. I'm also impressed that you got it done in time for winter. Enjoy every cozy moment wearing this beauty.

  15. It's gorgeous on you. The fit is great. I can't believe you only had to adjust the cb a bit. That's truly amazing! Enjoy the warmth.

  16. It's beautiful Sigrid, coat couture!

  17. Stunning coat and very interesting that you only had to make a very small adjustment.

  18. Wonderful coat with beautiful details! I just drooled over a coat with almost identical style lines, very expensive Finnish design. Sadly Lekala and Bootstrap never worked for me on my top half. Their grading for a larger bust seems off, still need to try a skirt or pants.

  19. Gorgeous coat, Sigrid! Wonderful details and so perfectly fit!

  20. What a gorgeous coat, and so well fitting. Isn't it so nice to make something that is so beautiful and well fitting?

  21. Fabulous coat and the lining is a real surprise. Beautiful.

  22. Gorgeous, I love all the seaming and topstitching detail.


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